HC Deb 17 April 1934 vol 288 cc897-8
80. Sir P. HARRIS

asked the Minister of Health in how many slum clearance schemes has the work of clearance been actually commenced for the year ended 31st March, 1934, or the nearest available date; and how many persons therefrom have been actually rehoused?


The number of clearance schemes, that is, confirmed orders or purchases by agreement in the course of the year ended 31st March last was 631, involving the demolition of 16,375 houses and the building of replacement houses for 73,718 persons, but I am not able to state the extent to which the work of clearance and rehousing had gone by the end of the year.

84. Captain FULLER

asked the Minister of Health if a slum clearance order for the West Gorton area of Manchester has yet been submitted; when the public inquiry will take place; and if it is the intention of the local authority to rehouse on the spot?


I have received one clearance and three compulsory purchase orders made under the Housing Act, 1930, and relating to property in the West Gorton area of Manchester. The orders provide for a large measure of rehousing adjoining two of the areas to be cleared. The public inquiry has been fixed for 30th May.